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Letter from the Editor, April 2014

Letter from the Editor Welcome to the April 2014 edition of The Hurdle Magazine. This is our eighth issue, and we’re excited about it. Had a chance to catch up with a dear old friend, 400 meter hurdler Johnny Dutch, for this month’s feature-length profile. I coached Dutch during the last three years of his...

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Discounting the Hurdles

Discounting the Hurdles Just to be clear, this article is not about selling hurdles at a discounted rate. Nor is it about hurdling being disregarded as unimportant. This article is about moving the hurdles in from the regular race marks during practice sessions. I recently received an email from a coach who wanted to know...

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The Way of the Warrior, Part Two

The Way of the Warrior, Part Two by Keare Smith At the ending of Part One of “The Way of the Warrior” I state, "although the current challenges I have had to face (which I will discuss in next month’s issue) have nothing to do with racing or a certain time, I am still on...

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High School Weight Training Tips

 High School Weight Training Tips By Hector Cotto Lifting weights in high school is very important. Is it absolutely necessary? No, it’s not. But if you’re a coach who’d like to set up your athletes for success from an early age, then you should have them do it. This article will discuss the major phases...

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Johnny Dutch: A Hurdler for Life

Johnny Dutch: A Hurdler for Life In the course of a coaching career, there are going to be a handful of athletes who help you to become not only a better coach, but a better human being. Such athletes are rare treasures, and their presence in your life enriches you and adds depth and meaning...

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Falling

Falling “But oh when you fall, oh when you fall …” –Joan Armatrading No matter how much experience you may have as a hurdler, the possibility of falling never goes away. For beginners the fear of falling is often palpable. For the elite hurdler the fear is minimal, but the danger increases. Over the past...

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Stride Pattern Workout

Stride Pattern Workout The following workout is one that I use with my 300 hurdlers in the early part of the outdoor season. It’s designed to help them establish a stride pattern in the first part of the race. I have found over the years that long hurdlers tend to waste a lot of energy...

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April Instructional Video

The March video in the magazine featured McGill jumping back into the video series on hurdling technique analysis by covering Trail Arm Mechanics. This video complimented the November 2013 issue video (linked below) on Lead Arm Mechanics. In this month’s instructional video, McGill shows how to do the familiar wall drill (also known as the...

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